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Gov’t Policies Key to Poultry Industry

While the government speaks about encouraging and growing the agricultural sector, their actions send mixed messages according to Abaco Big Bird’s Operations Manager Lance Pinder. In September, Minister of Agriculture Michael Pintard lauded the domestic poultry sector’s growth potential as “huge” given that it currently supplies just 15 percent of …

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Visitor Numbers in Abaco Peak; Minister Suggests Expanding Agri-Tourism

Michael Pintard, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, speaking at the fifteenth annual Abaco Business Outlook conference, suggested expanding the relationship between tourism and agriculture as an economic driver for the island and a model for the country. He suggested, noting that Abaco is a leader in several categories in …

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Abaco Business Outlook Highlights Successes and Challenges

The Counsellors Limited (TCL) held their fifteenth annual Abaco Business Outlook on September 20 at the Abaco Beach Resort Pavilion under the theme “Creating a World-Class Abaco” with the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Michael Pintard as the Keynote Speaker. Central and South Abaco Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary …

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Unlicensed Businesses Impacting Abaco Economy

Addressing the Abaco Business Outlook conference, Abaco Chamber of Commerce (ACC) President, Ken Hutton, highlighted the impact of unlicensed businesses a list of issues facing the Abaco business community. “Unlicensed businesses and competition are probably one of the biggest problems here,” he said. “Unregulated settlements have their own energy generation, …

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World Trade Organization Ascension in Near Future for Bahamas

Kevin Seymour, business consultant and chartered accountant, addressing the Abaco Business Outlook told attendees to be prepared as it is “a matter of when and not if” The Bahamas joins the World Trade Organization (WTO). Mr. Seymour said that it is necessary that The Bahamas finalize its ascension to the …

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Abaco Hits Landmark 300,000 Visitor Number

Via Bahamas Ministry of Tourism The Abacos have struck gold, officially. For the first time in history, the island has received 300,000 visitors, the second highest number of visitors after Nassau, in 2017, according to Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Michael Pintard, who spoke on behalf of the Minister …

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Significant Growth in Tourism Arrival Numbers Positively Affects the Abacos

Abaco is seeing what officials are calling “significant growth” in tourism arrival numbers, so much so that all hotels in Marsh Harbour and Hope Town — which typically close from August to November, are open right now. Ministry of Tourism officials are reporting that there will be “minimal” hotel closures …

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Government Schools to Receive Internet Upgrades as BTC and MOE Sign Historic Agreement

Students throughout The Bahamas will now benefit from equal access to modern technology, as Government schools will have fully upgraded internet access, courtesy of an agreement between the Ministry of Education and BTC.  The historic agreement signed today, enables BTC to provide robust and secure fiber connectivity to more than …

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Sun Oil Hosts Back-To-School Extravaganza

For hundreds of students on the island of Abaco, August 25 was the perfect way to conclude their summer holiday, as they gathered at the Patrick J. Bethel High School for the 3rd annual Back-To-School Extravaganza hosted by Sun Oil Limited. Sun Oil Limited Marketing Manager, Rufus Johnson II noted …

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New Business: Turtle Crawl Café

Sweet family memories and recipes have given rise to the increasingly poplar hot spot in New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay as homemade ice cream and deserts hit the spot for residents and visitors alike at Turtle Crawl Café. For Dianna Lowe one disaster began a new chapter for her …

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